Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure of getting rid of excess body fat through an assisted suction process or simply what is referred to as lipo. The procedure is used to remove fat from various parts of the body. Several factors determine the amount of the fat to be removed and which part of the body will it be removed. Click the image below for more information.
Due to the risk involved in this cosmetic surgery procedure; it is of important to know exactly what happens and how it happens. To begin with; before engaging in this procedure, it is important to know the type of liposuction that suits you. The following are different types of liposuction procedures.
· Tumescent - Also called the fluid injection; involves vaccinating large quantity of medicinal solutions in the areas to be suctioned. This type is more common in different countries. It takes longer time for than other types of liposuctions.
· Super wet procedure - Similar to the above procedure though in this procedure the amount of solution vaccinated is equivalent to quantity of fat to be suctioned.
· Ultrasound- assisted - This method uses sound vibration to liquefy fat cells which are later vacuumed out. It may be done externally or internally.
· Laser assisted - In this process cells are liquefied by use of a laser and then vacuumed out. This type is mostly applied in the areas around the face such as chin, jowls and face. This method has an advantage that energy from the laser stimulates collagen production which assists to prevent sagging of the skin.
After understanding the method you would prefer; consult your surgeon for additional advice on which type is best for you. You can do this by meeting with the surgeon and letting him examine you for detailed advice.
Prepare for surgery:
The best way to prepare is by understanding the whole procedure to know exactly what to expect during and after the surgery. The procedure is done by use of cannulas. Expect to receive a local or general anesthesia. A small tube is inserted in the fat pocket through a small incisors. The liquefied fat is vacuumed through the suction tube. After the removal some blood and fluid in the defatted area may be removed by use of a small drainage tube.
For anesthetic patients they should reside in the hospital for at least one night to be under the watch of the surgeon. Patient should take antibiotics as prescribed by the surgeon. A follow up is necessary for monitoring and even to have stitches removed. One major thing to note is that this procedure should not replace healthy dieting or exercise.